Medellín is well known for its innovative technology scene, with many active software and information technology user groups. One of those is the user group centered around open source content management software WordPress.
A year ago, the user group hosted Colombia’s first Wordcamp function, supported by the global WordPress community, and the user group recently gathered to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the first WordPress open source software release that took place May 27, 2003.
WordPress is a free, open source software platform that allows amateur and professional users to create websites without writing programming code. Over the years it has grown into a powerful platform robust enough to run enterprise websites in many cases. For example, Finance Colombia runs on WordPress software.
The event took place Saturday May 26th, since Sunday May 27 was Colombia’s first round of presidential elections. Barna Restaurant in Medellín’s Poblado district hosted the event and provided specials for the celebrants.
The Medellín WordPress user group is active and claims over 800 members. For more information or to join (free), click here.